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BenRiach Cask Strength - Batch 1

Category Single Malt from Speyside, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Speyside
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottled 01.03.2016
Strength 57.2 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Bottle code 2016/02/29 LK10077
Barcode 5060399680974
Price 55.00$ 59.95£ 46.20
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength
Added 18 Mar 2016 11:17 am by brechtvds
Allandale Tasting note
less than a month ago
Allandale gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

There  is fresh fruit, warm Danish pastries , cinnamon  wholemeal toast and fresh honeycomb dribbling across the plate.

Taste

Some muesli notes with dried banana, thick cream.

Finish

Ahhh you never grated nutmeg on your porridge before, but what the hell....it's Christmas.

Comments

Stewart Buchanan unveiled this in Christchurch  at the end of a long show when everyone's palates were jaded.

thatfamousgrouse Tasting note
about a month ago
thatfamousgrouse gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Amber
Nose
  • Nose: Floral and musty. Bitter grapefruit peel, peach skin, raisin, cardamom, and apple cinnamon Cheerios.

Taste
  • Palate: Bitter, sour, and a little sweet. Peach, raisin, bitter grapefruit peel, and sour apple. Heavy water and some patience brings out fresh fruit of the aforementioned variety. Maybe a tad light.

Finish
  • Finish: Bitter and drying. Sour apple, raisin, and a lot of oak.

Comments

Score: B- (83 if you must); Maybe I’m a little over this OB NAS cask strength fad. Not bad but not great.

Hemdl Tasting note
less than a year ago
Hemdl gave this whisky 69 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Leicht alkoholisch, sehr jugendlich frisch. Dahinter ein paar Früchte und leichte Holz- und Honignoten.
Unspektakulär.

Taste

Würzig, leichte Kräuter. Eine erstaunliche Birnen-Obstlernote hängt sich am Gaumen fest, so gar nicht mein Fall. Viel mehr kommt da nicht, allenfalls etwas Pfeffer und leicht bittere Holznoten. Viel präsenter ist allerdings tatsächlich diese Obstlernote.

Finish

Der Obstler ist nun verschwunden, der Abgang zieht sich (auch getragen vom Alkohol) und es kommen leicht süßliche und würzige Eichenaromen - bis dato das Beste an dieser Abfüllung. Am Ende leicht trocken und bitter. Am Ende kommt allerdings nochmal eine sehr ungewöhnliche New-Spirit-Note durch, die mir auch den Abgang verhagelt.

Comments

Ich habe keine Ahnung, was man sich bei dieser Abfüllung gedacht hat. Für mich definitiv einer der schlechtesten BenRiach der letzten Jahre. Unausgewogen, unreif und schlicht preislich absolut überteuert. Wie man "richtige" Cask Strength Serien rausbringt, beweisen Laphroaig und andere Jahr für Jahr. Da braucht es wahrlich keinen BenRiach dieser Klasse, die man selbst mit viel gutem Willen allenfalls als "unterdurchschnittlich" bezeichnen kann.

ApricotOne Review note
less than a year ago
ApricotOne gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
82
Presentation
82
Goethe Tasting note
less than a year ago
Goethe gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Fruits, honey, some wood, herbals, caramel apples.

Taste

Sweet wood and herbs. Vanilla, oragens. Oak.

Finish
Quite long. Sweet oak. Some spirit.

Comments
This Benriach is worth the money. Some nice fresh and fruity flaps.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
jankes Review note
less than a year ago
jankes gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
81
Presentation
83
Shane_IL Tasting note
less than a year ago
Shane_IL gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Light fruits. Peaches and pears. Honey. Light wood. A light herbal, maybe grassy note. Bit of that musty bookshop smell, or maybe some sawdust.

Taste

Quite woody, a bit of a mix of sweet and bitter wood notes. Woodspice. Pepper. Herbal honey. Tropical fruits. Syrup from tinned fruit salad. Woody vanilla. Custard with cinnamon.

Finish

Long. Cinnamon with brown sugar. Hints of porridge. Marmalade.

Comments
[my-collection] Happy to swap samples with anyone in the UK/EU/Canada, pm for details.
Sonett Review note
less than a year ago
Sonett gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
86
Presentation
85
Sonett
J23 Review note
less than a year ago
J23 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82
Nose
81
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
80
Price
86
Presentation
85
Wolv Review note
less than a year ago
Wolv gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
79
Presentation
81
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Overall rating
120 member votes
83.41
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
82.94
Nose - Aroma
83.30
Initial taste
83.00
Body
83.00
Finish
82.80
Price
82.20
Presentation
83.00
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